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July 19, 2000 Partners With Voquette, Announces Milestones

LOS ANGELES, CA -, a record label services company, and Web audio pioneer Voquette have partnered to increase the visibility and awareness of's Member Labels and Voquette's Media Manager.

Voquette, using new technologies to expand the potential of Web audio, will enhance the suite of services that currently offers to the independent record label community. has established the Digital Song Network, a music network for its Member Labels, distributing songs through high-traffic websites including As part of the partnership, Voquette will provide hosting services for's growing audio catalog and will promote Voquette's Media Manager through it's website.

"We're delighted to be supporting by expanding their visibility and reach over the net," said Penelope Dwyer, Director of Strategic Alliances for " will not only showcase the numerous StartUpMusic labels but will drive customers to their e-commerce solutions. The benefits for the Voquette user is being able to find, access and make all forms of Internet audio available on multiple types of portable devices."

In addition to promotional and revenue-generating distribution of digital songs, is offering a suite of b2b and b2c services to record labels, including dynamic websites, opt-in email lists, encoding services and more. The services are designed to save a label time and money, allowing them to concentrate on their core competency - the music. is also pleased to announce it has reached two milestones - the company now has over 200 Member Labels that collectively represent over 1000 artists from all different genres of music.

"Our relationship with Voquette couldn't have occurred at a better moment," said Jeffrey Weber, Executive Vice President, Business Development. "With now representing over 200 record labels, our responsibilities in the distribution, marketing and promotion fields must continuously be analyzed to insure that we meet the needs of a constantly growing group of members with markedly different requirements. Our alliance with Voquette allows us to provide our clients with yet another valuable outlet for their music."

About provides turnkey marketing, promotion, consultation, and distribution solutions to the independent record label community worldwide, as well as business-to-business services designed to increase productivity, communication and coordination between record labels and their vendors.'s clients and partners include Vanguard Records, Sugar Hill Records, Winamp, Spinner,, Elektra/The Music Company, Interactive Music Xpo and Voquette. Privately held, is located in Southern California's Digital Coast.

About Voquette, Inc.
Voquette is expanding the potential of Web audio with new technologies that enable people to find, organize and listen to all forms of Internet audio content on their computers and a variety of portable audio devices. Voquette has partnered with leading consumer electronics manufacturers including, Philips Electronics and Sharp Electronics; and major content providers and Web audio leaders such as The company is venture-backed by a group including 21st Century Internet Ventures, Citigroup Investments,, Inc., Philips Electronics, iMinds Ventures and Voquette's CEO and Chairman, Philip J. Monego, Sr. Based in San Mateo, CA, Voquette is led by a team of industry veterans from highly successful Internet, computer, networking, database and consumer electronics companies.

Press Contacts:

Julie Rose
SIPR for Voquette, Inc.

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